Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

10 potential lookalike replacements for Harry Shearer's Simpsons characters

ed miliband.png
simpsons1.jpg

It's a sad day in Springfield.

Voice actor Harry Shearer - the vocal talent behind the likes of Mr Burns, Ned Flanders, Waylon Smithers, Principal Skinner, Dr Hibbert, Kent Brockman and a host of other characters - has announced that he is parting ways with the animated show.

Having voiced key characters since its early episodes on The Tracey Ullman Show, the cause of Shearer's departure stems from an apparent contract dispute that limits the amount of extra work the voice actor is able to take on. 

Here's what Shearer tweeted on 14 May:

According to Hollywood Reporter, Shearer - who won an Emmy Award for his voice-over work last year - was the sole actor to hold out during recent contract negotiations with FOX, with the rest of the cast signing for seasons 27 and 28.

With a replacement yet to be announced, we thought we'd give FOX a helping hand by finding some real life replacements for Shearer's reoccurring parts (and no, it's got nothing to do with their vocal similarities). Feel free to give post your own replacements in the comments below.


Vladimir Putin - Mr Burns

Mr Burns

Ed Miliband - Reverend Lovejoy

Ed Miliband

Jon Snow - Kent Brockman

Jon Snow

Nigel Farage - Principal Skinner

Simpsons

Gary Oldman - Ned Flanders

Gary Oldman

Slash - Otto Mann

Otto

Jason Bateman - Waylon Smithers

Bateman

Arnold Schwarzenegger - Rainier Wolfcastle

Wolfcastle

Tom Selleck - Jebediah Springfield

Selleck

Morgan Freeman - God

Simpsons

(Images: Rex, All Star)

Related

poldark.gif

Why you need to appreciate Poldark's Aidan Turner

simpsons2.jpg

Superb Minimalist Simpsons Poster Series

Output_005 copy.jpg

The Return of Cartoon Clothing

WP_101_BTS_330.jpg

M Night Shyamalan's Wayward Pines is the strangest show since Twin Pea

kwik.jpg

Kwik-E-Mart From The Simpsons Lego Set

pixel2.jpg

Superb Pixelated Simpsons Intro

4.jpg

Simpsons Icons Get Streetwear Makeover

hunk.jpg

How to become a television hunk

hunk.jpg

Save the TV hunks

Comments

More

A new Amazon Fire stick with Alexa is coming to the UK

You'll never have to leave the sofa again

by Alex Finnis
21 Feb 2017

'This Is Us' praised for honest portrayal of an anxiety attack

It's really spoken to a lot of people

by Alex Finnis
20 Feb 2017

Teaser to Stephen King and J.J Abrams new show 'Castle Rock'

Things are about to get weird

by Emily Badiozzaman
20 Feb 2017

Brilliant new Simpsons couch gag takes aim at South Park

It ranks as one of the best yet

by Joe Ellison
17 Feb 2017

The trailer for Apple's Carpool Karaoke is here and it's epic

Will Smith singing R Kelly in a helicopter? Sign us up

by Emily Badiozzaman
15 Feb 2017

The world's most popular BBC character has been revealed

And the most iconic scenes were also found by BBC Worldwide

by Emily Badiozzaman
15 Feb 2017

Yes, Tom Hardy’s latest bed time story on CBeebies is brilliant

The Hollywood star made a triumphant return on Valentine's Day

by Joe Ellison
15 Feb 2017

Every Tom Hardy grunt in Taboo in one wonderful supercut

It's enough to make Bane sound coherent

by Gary Ogden
14 Feb 2017

FYI Tom Hardy is reading another CBeebies bedtime story tonight

No Valentine's plans? Hardy's here to save the day

by Joe Ellison
14 Feb 2017

John Oliver is running an ad campaign to educate Donald Trump

It's trolling of a good kind

by Gary Ogden
13 Feb 2017